tat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v tat make lacework by knotting or looping
    • n TAT a projective technique using black-and-white pictures; subjects tell a story about each picture
    • n tat tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tat (Zoöl) A pony.
    • n Tat Gunny cloth made from the fiber of the Corchorus olitorius, or jute.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tat To entangle.
    • tat To make (trimming) by tatting.
    • tat To work at or make tatting.
    • n tat Dad; father.
    • tat To touch gently.
    • tat A dialectal variant of that.
    • n tat A rag.
    • tat To gather rags.
    • n tat In India, cloth or matting made from different fibers; especially, gunny-cloth.
    • n tat A pony.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Tat tat to make by hand, as an edging with a shuttle by knotting and looping thread
    • v.i Tat to make tatting
    • n Tat tat East Indian matting, gunny-cloth.
    • n Tat tat a native-bred pony.
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Quotations

  • Edmond and Jules De Goncourt
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    “I feel sure that coups d'?tat would go much better if there were seats, boxes, and stalls so that one could see what was happening and not miss anything.”

Idioms

Tit for tat - If someone responds to an insult by being rude back, it's tit for tat- repaying something negative the same way.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. tatt,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Anglo-Ind.

Usage

In literature:

At any rate, he turned to Caesar, and said slowly, 'Tit for tat.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
This isn't pay; it's just a little tit for tat.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
Bony and Tat on a side porch shelling peas.
"Semiramis and Other Plays" by Olive Tilford Dargan
That will be tit-for-tat.
"The Settlers at Home" by Harriet Martineau
Do unto oders all around de t'ing what's good and true, An' oders, 'turning tit for tat, will do do same to you.
"Blown to Bits" by R.M. Ballantyne
She had come, I think, to an awkward place in her tatting.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
Tit for tat's my motto.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
It was tit for tat, I think.
"An Old Man's Love" by Anthony Trollope
Tit for tat is reasonable justice 'twixt man and man.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
Tit for tat's fair play.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
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In poetry:

Babies’ rattles,
Thimbles and reels,
Shuttles for tatting
And pastry wheels:
"South Sea Whaler. “Scrimshaw” Model" by Cicely Fox Smith
You loved me at our wedding: I
Loved some one else: and after that
I never cast a loving eye
On others: you — well, tit for tat!
"After the Golden Wedding (Three Soliloquies)" by James Kenneth Stephen
"Thou art," Thou art" the Soul of souls
In the rushing stream of life.
"Om tat sat om." Thou art my God,
My love, I am thine, I am thine.
"Quest For God" by Swami Vivekananda
"I'll say quhat I like," quod Archibold,
"Be ye ghaist or deevil or quhat!"
"Tak tent, lord Archie, gien ye be wise—
The tit winna even the tat!"
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald
This is the ballad of Ahmed Shah
Dealer in tats in the Sudder Bazar,
By the gate that leads to the Gold Minar
How he was done by a youth from Morar.
"The Ballad of Ahmed Shah" by Rudyard Kipling
Dequoy te plains tu malheureux berger?
Que n'ay je point fait pour te soulager!
J'ay quitte la plaine, mon troupeau, mon chien,
Prend on tat de peine quand on n'aime rien.
"Chanson. - And Imitation" by Matthew Prior

In news:

It's Televised Tit for Tat Between Ehrlich and O'Malley.
Public suffers as city plays tit -for-tat.
In a dispute worthy of any sandbox, the St Petersburg's mayor and City Council are playing tit -for-tat with the public's airwaves.
Israel, Hamas Escalate Tit-For-Tat Strikes.
NRCC hits Rep Bill Owens in robocall tit-for-tat .
Public suffers as city plays tit-for-tat .
In a dispute worthy of any sandbox, the St Petersburg's mayor and City Council are playing tit-for-tat with the public's airwaves.
Which topics the press asks about—and which ones it doesn't—at Obama's press conferences.
How do you say "tit for tat" in Russian.
The rapper showed off his latest ink — the Buddha 's face tatted on his left thigh — on Twitter.
We are not sure if Wizzy got the tat for spiritual reasons or to symbolize his love for the green herb, but it's huge.
Which celebs have tats of people they regret ever knowing.
TATTOO ON BACK TAT BACK (2 LADIES).
Smith talks shoe line, Scooby- Doo tat.
REYES , ARMONDO PHILLIP JR. TATTOO ON WRIST, LEFT TAT LT WRIST " REYES ".
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In science:

The inverse TAT problem consists in developing and studying methods to reconstruct f0 from C p and to define situations in which this reconstruction is possible.
Iterative reconstruction methods for wave equations
If necessary, we can suppose that f0 = 0 and consider the stabilization problem for the initial value problem related to L instead of the inverse TAT problem.
Iterative reconstruction methods for wave equations
In the practice of TAT, we only get observations from p and use its time derivative when needed.
Iterative reconstruction methods for wave equations
Note that unlike many usual methods, the model is considered here as a weak constraint, which can be useful since it may not be well known (e.g. refer to about simulation of inhomogeneous acoustic speed model and relative issues in TAT).
Iterative reconstruction methods for wave equations
Experiments show that the techniques we introduced may offer an alternative to usual inverse methods for TAT problem.
Iterative reconstruction methods for wave equations
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